WOW!!!!!!!! We are half way through 2015!!! So tell me how are your goals going that you set six months ago?
Every day of life is a journey. I hope you are enjoying the flavors of each day. Today is another special gift and golden opportunity for many to finish what you were unable to complete yesterday and for others to start a new path leading to inner peace, health, happiness and fulfillment. Take a minute to let that sink in and let’s talk about how we can Live Our Truth.
Are you living your truth or are you living in the hidden pockets of your consciousness? My experiences of caregiving (fighting stress and preventing burnout), and my interactions with individuals (seeing behaviors with compassion and being forgiving) have increased my level of awareness to be more honest about who I am and how I love. Of course I’m still a work in progress with obstacles standing in my way and hurdles to cross. Some morning I even start my day with thoughts of “why” I should get up and look my best, be my best and do my best. After realizing I can place my feet on the floor, find my way to the bathroom and see how to go about my morning rituals, the “hows” of survival usually takes care of themselves. With each season, I’m still growing and changing, and living from and out of my truth, and my deep connection with nature sets me free to be me. I like the peacefulness of the quiet morning and I make sure I create a space every day to indulge in it and practice gratitude. Being spiritually prepared for the day keeps me stronger, better, wiser, more confident, empowered and determined to live my truth.
A spiritual guru I am not, but I do have a non denominational spiritual practice of meditating. Meditation takes lots of practice. Early mornings are best for me before my mind gets filled with the days clutter. On any day you may find me either immersed in the pleasure of preparing a favorite recipe, chilling quietly among nature, lighting a candle or listening to music that is gentle to soul – all which helps me to refocus. Whenever my mind tend to wander too much into planning or worrying or thinking about what’s next on my agenda meditation brings me back to where I should be. Most of you who really know me know I love gardening and getting my hands in the soil of the earth. Nature has a profound effect upon my senses, increase my level of awareness and always seemingly gives me a burst of energy. You may have your own tradition meditation methods that suits you and as long as you have one that’s good. If you have I’m sure you too have had tears of joy to come streaming down your face when you feel within you are connected to a higher power than yourself, and yes that same power is not just living in some of us but all of us. I believe there is no wrong time to meditate as long as your intentions are to clear, release and balance the body, mind and spirit. What another person use to quiet their mind may not necessarily be for you. Only you can know deep inside what is best for you for a clear access to your truth.
The heart speaks to us many times about our purpose for being here. Sometime we are even allowed to enter loneliness – away from people who easily derail us from our destiny, just so we can clearly listen to our heart for answers. Just think for a moment about what you like about you, and don’t compromise who you are especially in the area of love. Your best days are when you live your truth, love your life and express your love.
You feel good when you are on the right path. When you are not you feel agitated, disillusioned, lonely, often irritated and have less patience with others. When you are only focused on spending all your time making lots of money, or obtaining a high level of business success, or trying to get recognition for what you have done, and you end up alone without friends or family to care about you, then what was the point of all that hard work and no play. Never get so busy making a living you forget to make a life. You don’t have to have the best of everything but you can make the best of everything you have including your experiences. You will need these memories when you slow down. I challenge you today, to be brave and break out from old routines, and step into your greatness and many possibilities to live your truth and enjoy your life.
Living your true self mean embracing your true gifts and exercising all that is good within you. You no longer try to prove your self-worth, keep up with styles and trends, or imitate what you see others do. You create and enjoy your own personal style that matches and expresses your true nature. You are more confident in carrying out your dos and don’t. You discover what you love to do and take pride in how you do it. You offer your best to others and inspire them to do the same. Feeling physically and mentally alive every day require a deliberate intent to get as much as you can out of every day.
No one can put your life in the right perspective but you. You know your truth better than family, friends or what media wants to change you into. When you live your truth, you trust, think, act and speak for yourself and your heart is behind every decision you make.
Your future starts now and only “you” know the path and way that is best for you. Chart your course wisely. There are incredible surprises in store for all of us. You were not born to fail or idle time away. Believe in yourself and make steps to show up, shape up and share your truth. Hey, half of the year is gone. Get a move on! Don’t waste another day! You are at the right place and living in the right time to Live Your Truth.